White Paper: An Introduction to the Windows 2000 Public Key Infrastructure

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This white paper describes public key technology and its uses, and the features and benefits that the native Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) provides in the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system.

This white paper defines what a public key infrastructure is, describes the desirable benefits it offers your operations, and shows how the Windows 2000 PKI is interoperable, secure, flexible, and easy to use.

This document includes the following topics:
  • What Is Public-Key Cryptography?
  • What Is A Public-Key Infrastructure?
  • The Windows 2000 PKI—Introduction
  • The Windows 2000 PKI—Interoperability
  • The Windows 2000 PKI—Security
  • The Windows 2000 PKI—Flexibility
  • The Windows 2000 PKI - Ease Of Use


To download this white paper, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 810758 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
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